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8. Workers Compensation/Disability

A system whereby an employer must pay, or provide insurance to pay, the lost wages and medical expenses of an employee who is injured on the job. Workers’ compensation law is governed by statutes in every state. Specific laws vary with each jurisdiction, but key features are consistent. An employee is automatically entitled to receive […]

1. Wills/Trusts/Probate

A will is a written document which leaves the estate, or sum total of posessions of a deceased person, to named persons or entities (beneficiaries, legatees, divisees). This estate can be given as a whole or in percentages to whomever has a legal right to receive such porperty. Gifts may also be “bequeathed”, such as […]

43. Traffic/Moving Violations

Moving violations, such as speeding or running a red light are often an expensive occurrence, but sometimes are worth fighting to keep car insurance instated or from going up; or prevent false information being recorded on your driving record. Traffic tickets, unlike parking tickets, are recorded on an individual’s driving record using a system of […]

30. Tax Law

“Tax” is a monetary amount that becomes due by law on a purchase or on earned income (money from jobs, business, or investments). Usually the amount is determined as a percentage of the income or the purchase. The IRS, or Internal Revenue Service is a government entity that pursues earned income of every employee and […]

51. Surrogacy and Egg Donation

Surrogacy is a form of assisted reproduction. It is also known as third party reproduction. Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant for the purpose of gestating and giving birth to a child for others to raise. She may be the child’s genetic mother (the more traditional form of surrogacy also […]

11. Social Security/Disability

Social Security Disability (SSDI) lawyers specialize in helping applicants get benefits, especially after having been denied. “Disability” is defined as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physician or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months […]

26. Sexual Harassment/Abuse

Sexual harassment is a form of Sex Discrimination that occurs in the workplace. Persons who are the victims of sexual harassment may sue under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace. Such harrassment is defined as: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal […]

27. Real Estate

There are two major areas of Real Estate: Commercial and Residential. Commercial Real Estate refers to sites and buildings where businesses can operate. Residential property refers to houses and apartments where people live. Real Estate Law not only covers buying and selling land or “property”, but also involves a variety of issues related to the […]

3. Personal Injury

Personal Injury occurs when a person has been harmed physically or psychologically by another person or a person’s act of negligence. Auto accidents are possibly the most common areas of this practice, but not the only ones. Other areas can include falls, injuries from defective products, dog bites, and even libel or slander. In a […]

12. Patent Law

Patent Law deals with an infringement of an exclusive right to the benefits of an invention or improvement granted by the United States Patent Office, that is for a specific period of time, and on the basis that it is novel (not previously known or described in a publication), “non-obvious” (a form which anyone in […]